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‘Murder in the Adirondacks’ is fascinating

October 19, 2016 In 1986, Craig Brandon published his book “Murder in the Adirondacks: An American Tragedy Revisited,” telling the true story of the crime that served as the nucleus of Theodore Dreiser’s classic... more »»

Delving into the stories of Millhauser

October 5, 2016 Bedtime in suburbia is subtly strange in novelist and short story writer Steven Millhauser’s universe. more »»

Chinlund tells the story of her marriage, husband’s passing in artful way

September 21, 2016 The subtitle of Phyllis Chinlund’s memoir, “Looking back from the Gate,” accurately describes what she has composed. This is, indeed, “A Story of Love, Art, and Dementia.” Ms. more »»

Detailing the nature around you

September 7, 2016 “The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling,” by John Muir Laws, Berkeley, CA: Heyday, 2016. more »»

E.L. Trudeau’s life and legacy in Saranac Lake

August 24, 2016 An important new biography of Edward Livingston Trudeau provides an opportunity to reflect on one of the North Country’s most illustrious and important citizens. more »»

Artists poured out their hearts in letters

August 10, 2016 In 1915, Georgia O’Keefe, an art school teacher, sent a series of abstract lines in watercolor to famed photographer Alfred Stieglitz at his 291 Gallery in New York, confiding in a friend that she... more »»

Photographer’s book opens eyes to Adirondacks

July 27, 2016 “North County, Forever Wild: The Adirondacks” by Eliot Porter --- This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of publication of Eliot Porter’s book of photographs taken in the “North Country, Forever... more »»

New edition improves Keene artist’s book

July 13, 2016 Painter Harold Weston’s “Freedom in the Wilds” was first published in 1971, a year before he passed away. In 2007, Rebecca Foster edited and improved that 1971 book. more »»

A look at famous women from Clinton County

June 29, 2016 “Remarkable Women of Clinton County,” Anastasia L. Pratt, Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, 2015. more »»

Paddler’s guide is funny and thoughtful

June 15, 2016 “A Paddler’s Guide to the Champlain Valley: Exploring the Rivers, Creeks, Wetlands and Ponds,” by Margaret Holden and Catherine Frank, (Black Dome Press) 2015 --- I confess, I write this today as an... more »»

Writing contest lists Adirondack non-fiction

June 1, 2016 The Adirondack Center for Writing will announce the winners of its annual literary contest on June 5 at the Blue Mountain Center in Blue Mountain Lake. more »»

A look into the life of Grenville Clark

May 18, 2016 Early in the introduction to Nancy Peterson Hill’s “A Very Private Public Citizen: The Life of Grenville Clark” (University of Missouri Press, 2014), the author writes: “It is not too big a statemen... more »»

Book details Cole’s time in upstate New York

May 4, 2016 As a young Englishman, Thomas Cole immigrated with his family to America, eager to behold the rugged beauty he had only traversed in the turning of pages. more »»

Poems from a neighbor to the north

April 20, 2016 I reached a bit outside the Adirondacks for this one, but not too far. more »»

‘North of Here’ needs direction

April 6, 2016 In Laurel Saville’s “North of Here,” Miranda Steward’s Connecticut family had vacationed in the Adirondacks for many years. more »»

Land rights history in New York is complex

March 23, 2016 ‘A History Of Native American Land Rights In Upstate New York’ by Cindy Amrhein --- A newly-published book entitled, “A History of Native American Land Rights in Upstate New York,” by Cindy Amrhein,... more »»

Snapshots give a glimpse into history of war

February 24, 2016 Tell me a story, we begged as children, and stories still entrance us — from “reality TV” to the hot sales of memoirs to fiction in all its forms. more »»

Barrett and Murray, separated by 150 years, write of the Adirondacks

February 10, 2016 Rereading a collection of Andrea Barrett’s short stories reminded me of her interest in Saranac Lake and also encouraged me to visit an Adirondack classic from the 19th century. more »»

Cook your way through Adirondack history

January 27, 2016 A new offering by Hallie Bond and Stephen Topper entitled “Adirondack Cookbook” (Gibbs Smith Books, 2014) meshes history and tradition with up-to-date kitchen techniques. more »»

Two children’s books to enjoy

January 13, 2016 Special to the Enterprise “Harriet’s Big Adventure,” written’ by Glenn S. Guiles and illustrated by Raymond J. Whalen, is a charming story about a miniature donkey, Harrie. more »»

SUNY Plattsburgh professor pens poetry collection

December 30, 2015 Some of the richest literature of the world is the literature of exile — artists driven from their homelands by war or hatred and who cannot return seem to wring passion from the loss and pour it... more »»



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